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Allen Crabtree

Writer, blueberry farmer, self in Sebago, Maine

Trail Cairns - More than just Piles of Rocks

PRESENTED ON AUG 25, 2016
IN KENNEBUNKPORT @ VOL 20

Allen Crabtree lives in Sebago and writes the “Senior Rambles”, a regular hiking column for the Bridgton News with hiking trips and tips for Seniors in Western Maine and the White Mountains.  He is the co-leader of the Denmark Mountain Hikers, a group of mainly seniors who have been climbing a mountain every Friday, all year round, for the last 6 ½ years.  Allen also writes about his travels to interesting places around the globe, is a frequent teacher of classes at the Senior College in Bridgton, has published poetry and yarns, and is in the middle of writing a book on hiking for seniors

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BY AARON SEIFERT
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Tales from the Tea Trail

BY ELIZABETH KNIGHT
@ VOL 5 ON MAR 10, 2018

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BY MIA LIPSTICK
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 09, 2018

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BY DEAN SCHUSTER
@ VOL 2 ON SEP 12, 2018

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BY GEORGE PURVIS
@ VOL 27 ON OCT 02, 2018

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Adventures with the Cairns State High Symphony Orchestra

BY ELLY LITTLE
@ VOL 25 ON OCT 24, 2018

Eloise Little is a Year 10 student at Cairns State High School in north Queensland, Australia. Here shares her experiences with the Cairns State High Schools Symphony Orchestra where she is a 1st violinist and harpist.

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BY CLEE ROY
@ VOL 14 ON DEC 06, 2018

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